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Facebook becomes the bridge to the mobile economy for small business in Kenya.

Facebook becomes the bridge to the mobile economy for small business in Kenya.

Business, social media
Facebook is supporting Kenyan businesses that want to grow internationally by providing them with powerful new tools and resources that enable them to connect with people in new countries. These new solutions help small businesses become large and local businesses become global. Currently more than 50 million small businesses use Facebook's free Pages product to grow," the release revealed and added that, "The social media platform is the bridge to the new mobile economy for small business, helping them communicate with customers anytime, anywhere. More than one billion people on Facebook are connected to at least one business.  And, in the U.S., over 80% of people of Facebook are connected to a small business. The TechMoran reports that Businesses can now use a new feature in
Facebook Blocks Posts in Thailand

Facebook Blocks Posts in Thailand

Governance, Internet, social media, Technology
For many people, Facebook is the internet however others who rely on the social network for news and views may not be aware that Facebook isn’t immune to internet censorship itself. Mashable reports that Facebook is geo-censoring posts that may be deemed inappropriate by the Thai government. Facebook confirmed to Mashable that it does work with governments to remove posts and is doing all it can to stay within the confines of local law. Tech Crunch reports that Thailand’s lèse-majesté law prevents criticism of the country’s royal family, and it looks like it is being used to suppress postings from a number of high-profile users who are writing about the transition to a new king, including journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall whose 2014 book on the Thai royal family was banned
African start-ups to watch in 2017

African start-ups to watch in 2017

Internet, Startups, Technology
Africa is experiencing a perfect storm of young people, maturing education systems & business start ups, and growing mobile phone services and use. Disrupt Africa highlights the most potential startups to watch in 2017 and listed among them is Instabug.  Launched in 2012, Egypt’s Instabug isn’t exactly new to the scene. However, 2016 saw the startup up its game, come out of a four-year beta phase, and make some serious waves. Instabug allows users to offer feedback from within apps to report bugs and issues with the product. Tunisia’s RoamSmart’s solutions launched in 2012 aim to assist mobile operators to manage their roaming businesses more efficiently; helping operators to optimise workflows and monetise existing roaming sources through an automated data reporting and analy
CES 2017 proves that smart mobile technology is taking over the world

CES 2017 proves that smart mobile technology is taking over the world

Internet, Mobile, Technology
Smartphones rule. The world is moving quickly to 4G and 5G networks. Mobile users watch a lot of video while wearable tech is on the rise, albeit slowly. Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s biggest technology show holds that  mobile technology is behind every kind of innovation. The CES 2017 feels like one of those periods of reinvention. Where a few years ago what we conventionally think of as “computer” technology dominated, now CES reflects the fact that technology is everywhere and in everything. It now covers pretty much every kind of human technical endeavour, from cars to tiny sensors capable of making anything “smart”. Additionally, all smart devices use processors, sensors and location technology which has been developed for smartphones. In fact, if you want
Facebook will outsource fact checking to fight fake News

Facebook will outsource fact checking to fight fake News

Internet, Mobile, social media, Technology
After facing months of criticism, Facebook has announced a plan to combat a small subset of misleading information. Snopes, FactCheck.org, Politifact, ABC News, and AP will assistance Facebook int fighting fake news on the social media platform. It will make feign news posts reduction visible, insert warnings from fact checkers to feign news in a feed, make stating hoaxes easier and interrupt financial incentives of fake news spammers. Once a story is flagged, it will go into a special queue that can only be accessed by signatories to the International Fact-Checkers Network Code of Principles, a project of nonprofit journalism organization Poynter. IFCN Code of Principles signatories in the U.S. will review the flagged stories for accuracy. If the signatory decides the story i